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Drone view featuring the barn design aesthetic of Covered Bridge Residences; designed by JLA Architects

Covered Bridge Residences


This new apartment community is projected to be built across four phases totaling 364 units spread across four, four-story buildings with 91 units each. Covered Bridge is the first gated apartment community in Dane County. The design is a barn aesthetic featuring:

  • Pre-manufactured corrugated steel granary bin entrance (“The Granary”)
  • Silo that’s used for signage
  • Custom-designed quilt pattern blocks at building endcaps
  • Weathervanes & barn-style fans on roofs
  • Custom-color red Hardie siding
  • First-floor stone masonry

2023 ABC Wisconsin Project of the Year

Categories: Masterplanning, Multifamily
Location: 4140 Silo Vw Dr, DeForest, WI 53532
Completion Date: Phase One complete January 2023
Number of units: 364
Interior amenities:
  • Leasing offices
  • Conference Room and co-working space
  • Community Room
  • Parking garage includes a dog-washing station and EV charging stations

Future Clubhouse will include:

  • 1,300 sf clubroom
  • Golf simulator
  • Shuffleboard
  • Bowling lane
  • Yoga studio
  • Locker rooms
  • Hot tub
  • Mechanical rooms
  • Fitness center
Exterior amenities:
  • Baja lounge pool
  • Pool deck with fire pit and grilling area
  • Shuffleboard
  • Pickleball courts
  • Walk/bike trail
  • Community gardens
  • Ground-installed solar arrays

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“JLA knows how to design a project so that it can be bid on budget and their designs are economical but also creative.”
— Terrence R. Wall, President, T. Wall Enterprises

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